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Plaza | State Theater

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Plaza | State Theater in Wheeling

With construction starting 1920, the "new" Plaza Theater opened in August of 1921. In 1931, it was reopened at Kautz State Theater, operated by D. R. Kautz of the Kautz Perectone Corp., of Cincinnati, Ohio, with resident manager C. E. Hohman. By 1934, it was under the management of James Velas. 

The State Theatre was razed in 1959 to make way for a new bank building for Security Trust Co.


 ➤ 1114 Market (demolished - replaced by Security National Bank & Trust Co., later Chase Bank in 1959)


James Velas State Theater 

Newspaper Articles

Plaza Theatre Will Be Ready for Opening About First of AugustWheeling Intelligencer, Wednesday, July 13th, 1921
➤ New Theatre to Open Here Today, Wheeling Intelligencer, Tuesday, December 22nd, 1931
Theatre to Bow to Progress Wheeling Intelligencer, Friday, March 6th, 1959, pg. 20

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